Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Media Coverage

Lead Isn’t the Only Threat to Drinking Water »

April 27, 2016

The EPA abandoned a study of fracking pollution in Wyoming. Then one of the agency’s scientists kept investigating.

By Zoë Carpenter, The Nation

Wastewater Creates Energy, Products and More »

April 13, 2016

Historically, we’ve treated wastewater as something to be treated and dumped – a liability and not a resource. But Sebastien Tilmans may change our minds about that. Tilmans is the director of operations at the William and Cloy Codiga...

By Tara Lohan, KQED Science

Monterey County Exceeds Water Savings Mandate »

April 6, 2016

Mentions report co-authored by Woods-affiliated postdoctoral scholar Daniel Horton (Earth System Science) and Senior Fellow Noah Diffenbaugh (Earth System Science) showing drought periods have become more common in California.

By David Castellon, The Californian (USA Today)

California’s Extreme Dry Patterns are Becoming More Common, Study Says »

April 4, 2016

Cites research co-authored by Woods-affiliated postdoctoral scholar Daniel Horton and Senior Fellow Noah Diffenbaugh (Earth System Science).

By Angela Fritz, Washington Post

California May Be in for Greater Weather Extremes »

April 1, 2016

Discusses future of more extreme weather in light of study co-authored by Woods-affiliated postdoctoral scholar Daniel Horton (Earth System Science) and Senior Fellow Noah Diffenbaugh (Earth System Science). 

By Daniel Swain, KQED

Stanford Study: California Moving Toward More Extreme Weather »

April 1, 2016

Discusses findings of paper co-authored by Woods-affiliated postdoctoral scholar Daniel Horton (Earth System Science) and Senior Fellow Noah Diffenbaugh (Earth System Science).

By Laurel Hamers, San Jose Mercury

Scientists Find Groundwater in Wyoming Impacted by Fracking »

March 31, 2016

Cites research co-authored by Senior Fellow Robert Jackson (Earth System Science).

By James Crugnale, The Weather Channel

Is Bernie Sanders’s Nuclear Phaseout Plan a Hippie Pipe Dream or Smart Policy? »

March 30, 2016

Quotes Senior Fellow Mark Jacobson (Civil and Environmental Engineering) on the cost effectiveness of renewable energy versus nuclear.

By Ben Adler, New Republic

Pacific Ocean Pattern Could Predict U.S. Heat Waves »

March 29, 2016

Senior Fellow Noah Diffenbaugh (Earth System Science) discusses early warnings for extreme weather.

By Andrea Thompson, Scientific American

Stanford University Study Finds Fracking Harmed Wyoming Drinking Water »

March 29, 2016

Discusses research co-authored by Senior Fellow Robert Jackson (Earth System Science).

By Hannah Albarazi, CBS

China's Pollution May Not Be Decreasing as Fast as Hoped »

March 29, 2016

Quotes Senior Fellow Robert Jackson (Earth System Science) on uncertainty of Chinese environmental data.

By Bobby Magill, Scientific American

To Save South America's Forests Harmonize Tough Environment Rules - Study »

March 28, 2016

Quotes Woods-affiliated postdoctoral scholar Yann le Polain de Waroux, lead author of deforestation study.


We've Barely Begun to Tap the Sun's Mighty Power »

March 27, 2016

Cites renewable energy research by Senior Fellow Mark Jacobson (Civil and Environmental Engineering).

By Tim Mcdonnell, Newsweek

Blowing Bubbles Through Oceans May Help Protect Coral Reefs »

March 27, 2016

Quotes Senior Fellow Rob Dunbar (Earth System Science) on method for transferring excess carbon dioxide from coastal marine environments to the atmosphere.

Economic Times of India via Press Trust of India

The Bugs That Live On and Around Us »

March 18, 2016

Woods-affiliated Assistant Professor of Bioengineering Manu Prakash narrates video on microscopic views of insects.

By Amanda Schaffer, The New Yorker

Greenery (or Even Photos of Trees) Can Make Us Happier »

March 17, 2016

Cites a Stanford study showing the benefits of the experience of nature co-authored by Senior Fellow Gretchen Daily (Biology)

By Gretchen Reynolds, New York Times

Catching Storm Runoff Could Ease Droughts, But It’s No Quick Fix »

March 14, 2016

Senior Fellow Dick Luthy (Civil and Environmental Engineering) discusses the need for new water sources

By Molly Peterson, KQED (NPR)

Will We Soon Be Riding on Solar Roads? The Idea Gains Traction »

March 10, 2016

Senior Fellow Mark Jacobson (Civil and Environmental Engineering) on the feasibility of solar panel-paved roadways.

By Wendy Koch, National Geographic

Canada and U.S. go after methane leaks in oil fields »

March 10, 2016

Stanford Woods Fellow Rob Jackson (School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences) notes "natural gas can be an important lever to take dirty coal plants off line... The benefits for that include greenhouse gases and pollutants...

By Scott Tong, Marketplace

Hearing Explores Funding for Calif. Water Needs »

March 8, 2016

Quotes Newsha Ajami, Woods senior research associate and director of urban water policy for Water in the West, on need for sustainable water system funding.


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